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answered What does 「つっぱしり」mean in this context?
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accepted “Should” in Japanese
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accepted How to resolve two indirect objects? (Prohibition of two に in a sentence?)
Nov
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comment Usage of 忘れる, 忘れた, 忘れている, 忘れていた
It would be good if your answer included explanations of why those forms are appropriate in their respective examples.
Nov
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comment Usage of 忘れる, 忘れた, 忘れている, 忘れていた
Actually there was just a single sentence. So I guess it's not very reliable then.
Nov
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asked Usage of 忘れる, 忘れた, 忘れている, 忘れていた
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answered Meaning of -化 in context
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comment “Should” in Japanese
@TsuyoshiIto Could you kindly elaborate?
Nov
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comment “Should” in Japanese
@sawa Actually I'm having a hard time differentiating them now that you mention it. I'd say in 3., someone owns the "obligation" or "duty". But in 4. there isn't.
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asked “Should” in Japanese
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comment When the agent takes を in the causative form
@TsuyoshiIto looks like i got the order wrong then. It should be ~raresaseru instead of ~saserareru? But the "rareru" in ~saserareru is interpreted as "passive" instead of "potential" right? Because I'm not familiar with a ~raresaseru construction.
Nov
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comment The meaning, usage and cultural significance of the word [苦]{く}[笑]{しょう}
I think it means to force a smile because otherwise you'd be in an awkward social situation if you did not smile. That is to say to put on a smile to appear within social norms.
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comment When the agent takes を in the causative form
@NathanEllenfield I'm not aware of the use of を with intransitive verbs. Is 分かる an exception case or can it be induced onto other intransitive verbs as well? Also thanks for pointing it out, I'll read up on it.
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answered When the agent takes を in the causative form
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comment When the agent takes を in the causative form
There are about twenty questions to be answered inside. More if you want to have "what would a native speaker usually do?" answered for each case. I'll have a go at answering this question, just need a lot of time to format it.
Nov
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comment How to say, “try to __”, “have to __”
@dotnetN00b I don't think ~はず counts. This is because "should" in English has two uses. 1. probabilistic reasoning e.g. "The train should be arriving in 5 minutes.". 2. indication of obligation or duty (ought to do~) e.g. "I should be going home now.". ~はず does not indicate obligation or duty; it indicates the expectation of the speaker. ~べき on the other hand indicates obligation or duty. Both are "should" but neither are "must".